From tropical beach getaways to far-off adventure voyages, summer is the perfect time for a vacation at sea. Whether you’re looking to bask in the warm summer breezes or chill out in cooler temps, picking a cruise destination has never been easier. Soon you will be sailing towards your dream vacation. Here’s our roundup of this year’s top summer spots.
Let the rugged beauty of America’s Last Frontier inspire you while enjoying the amenities of your cruise. April to September are the only months that ships cruise to this mysterious and alluring state. Take advantage of the warmer weather when visiting Alaska. The stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness will make you happy that you headed north—all the way north. Some of the magnificent sights you’ll see are majestic glaciers, unforgettable coastlines, and you’ll most likely catch a glimpse of native wildlife like orcas and eagles. However, it’s the heart-pumping activities like zip lining, hiking, and kayaking that make Alaska a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Book your cruise to the Last Frontier, and sign up for some memorable excursions to explore the great outdoors.
Top ports of call: Ketchikan, Skagway, The Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Sitka, and Juneau. View cruises.
The Mediterranean invariably scores high on most people’s wanderlust travel lists. Nothing says vacation like drifting away on a summer’s breeze while exploring Europe’s rich culture and old-world charm; a top cruise for intellectual expansion, culinary experimentation, and in-person encounters with history. It’s time to slow down and relax into the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.
Top ports of call: Barcelona, Venice, Naples, Spain’s Canary Islands, the South of France, and Santorini. View cruises.
The Caribbean is the most popular place to cruise all year, however, it’s quintessential during summer. Let the turquoise waters and the vast diversity of islands captivate you. We suggest selecting routes in the Southern Caribbean for the best nature walks through places like St. Lucia’s lush, green rainforest. It’s also less frequented by tourists, which means the white sand beaches, tropical snorkeling, fresh seafood and swaying palm trees are all yours.
Top ports of call: The ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), Grand Turk, Antigua, St. Kitts, Barbados, St. Barts, St. Vincent, San Juan, Dominica, and Grenada. View cruises.
Scandinavia & the Baltics
While other cruises are heating up, these cruises are perfect for mild-weather traveling. The itineraries are jam-packed with activities, so don’t forget your No. 1 packing essential: comfortable walking shoes. Explore the northernmost region of Europe, which includes countries such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Have your breath taken away by the gilded palaces of Russia, stroll the medieval streets of Stockholm’s Gamla stan, and be awed by the natural pristine scenery of the Norwegian Fjords. Most Baltic cruises include an overnight evening in St. Petersburg, Russia, providing plenty of time for wandering around town. This area of the world is like no other, due to its rich Viking history and the interesting mix of different cultures, languages, and storied pasts.
Top ports of call: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Sweden, and Tallinn. View cruises.
The summer is also perfect for cruising to events around the world, like the New Orleans Jazz Festival, or Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain! Our Personal Vacation Managers have plenty of recommendations for your perfect summer cruise. Give them a call today to book your next memorable cruise vacation at 800-709-9507.